Edgar Baitzel, LA Opera COO was 51

Edgar Baitzel died Sunday of cancer. He joined LA Opera in 2001 and became Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. Placido Domingo, the opera company's general director, says in a statement: "I say goodbye to my dear friend Edgar Baitzel with the deepest sadness but also with the most sincere gratitude for helping us raise the Company to the extraordinary level it enjoys today on the international scene. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife Christina and children Sarah, Philipp and Sophia, who will continue to remind us always of Edgar and his presence here."

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Obituaries stories on LA Observed:
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
LA Observed Notes: Trump's new war, media notes and more
Dick Gregory
Gary Friedman, 62, longtime LA Times photojournalist
Kelly Wong, 29, Los Angeles firefighter
John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Rosie Hamlin, 71, writer and singer of 'Angel Baby'
Previous story: New at City Hall

Next story: New paper for Long Beach *


LA Observed on Twitter